Beast Herds

Out of the Wilds

From the dark depths of feral forests, from the wide untamed plains, and from every wild place beyond the gaze of civilisation, nature’s savage heart strikes without warning. Feel the ground tremble beneath thunderous hooves, shiver at the howls of the hunt, and know that you are stalked by the Beast Herds.

The Herds comprise all manner of creatures, appearing like local fauna yet able to fight like men, with origins shrouded in the mists of time. Mighty creatures stride through the forests by their side, spreading terror in their wake. Marked in the womb by shamanic rituals and tribal magics, fueled by the desire to prove themselves worthy of the great stories of their peoples, the Herds view the sedentary nations as little more than a convenient larder and a testing ground for glory.

Playstyle

The Beastherds have many units which can harass an opponents deployment and play by using their ambush special rules. Beastherds also have access to bring a lot of chariots to the battle, giving them a fast and dangerous counter to enemy forces. A wide array of monsters and other fast units is often used to surround the opponent and then crush their forces with overwhelming might. Beastherds excel at mobility, using hard hitting units, and ambush tactics to beat their opponents.

Lore of Beast Herds

An Age of Iron

An Age of Ruin, an Age of Iron
As split was world so too were we
Our only hope a foreign truce
With Avras proud we did ally
To war ‘gainst fate we did return

From elves disloyal no aid was found
‘Cross endless sea retreat and flee
Unfit they are of dwarven aid
Not worth the fire of dwarven rage
The path they tread is ruin bound

Of orcs of men of beasts no end
Now war and siege and misery
As one we kill so sprout two more
And flight nor fight avail a dwarf
Our dominance so too now rent

Endless foes did split us sunder
The orc and beast our gates did press
The hold’s rings split like maille from axe
No valour won could mend the loss
As foreign blades took our plunder

Our kith and kin no longer free
Our axe and shields unequal were
Our vengeance sworn forever be

From The World Hymn Part 2, from The 9th Age Fantasy Battles Rulebook 1.3.5.

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